Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Linkies Galore

Hey Y'all!
I'm linking up with Fourth Grade Flipper and Teaching (Powered by Caffeine) for their weekly linkies.

I'm trying to eat more dark green vegetables. In order to do this, I have invested in a NutriBullet!
I am in love with this thing!

Every morning (and some evenings) I make a smoothie with spinach along with some other things...

It doesn't even look green! It blends everything up so smooth I can't even taste the spinach. Wonder if I can trick my boys into drinking these?

We have been very fortunate to have had a very mild winter.

With that being said, Mother Nature can not make up her mind what she wants to do.
One day it's sunny and 50 and the next day it's snowing and in the low 20's or below.
Yesterday was one of those snow days...7 inches!

(I tried to capture the blizzard we were having...this picture doesn't do it justice)
I'm ready for the sun to make a steady appearance!

Last week my class made Paper Mache hot air balloons inspired by Buggie and JellyBean. I blogged about the Paper Mache balloons {here} and as promised here is my step by step.

Water balloons covered with strips of newspaper coated in a flour/ water mixture.
Let them dry overnight

The next day we painted them a solid color and added stripes or polka dot accents.

To resemble a hot air balloon, I used a pipe cleaner and a candy holder with the handles cut off that I found at the Dollar Store for the basket.

Wrapped the pipe cleaner around the balloon...

 Poked the pipe cleaners into the basket...
Hot glued them to the bulletin board...
I still need to add their little smiling faces to the baskets.
Happy to report none have fallen down yet. I think I will be leaving these up for awhile!
I'm sure I can think of some way I can tie them into a spring theme...hmmm???
In the meantime, I'll be participating in TPT's 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale!

Head on over to Pinkadots Elementary to link up your store.

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  1. Hi Veronica!
    So glad you found my linky! Join up any ol' time you like! : )
    That Nutri-Bullet looks pretty good. And your smoothie looks delish! Thinkin' I may need to buy one. So much easier than a big blender.
    Thanks for linking up! Have a great week!

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  2. Okay...so I had to look up the reviews for the Nutri-Bullet and found one on Amazon that had me cracking up! How long have you had yours?
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. I've only had it a couple of weeks, but had been eyeing it for months! What did the review say? I'm curious!!!